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shredtown at hydrous wake park

Posted: November 3, 2011 by Slingshot Sports in Slingshot Wake

Yo dudes Andrew Adams checkin in! We have been riding a lot lately out in Athens and have also been making trips out to Hydrous Wake Park as much as we can to get some cable riding in. We have been shredding the new Shredtown board and boots and all I can say is the new setup is phenomanal. I hope you all get a chance to ride it this year and if so shoot me some vids on facebook!

We have also been pretty busy out at the ranch lately getting it prepped to install a private System 2.0 out there. Pat Panankos and Sesitec thought it would be sick to get us our own system to start getting creative on and pushing the limits so that should be going in pretty soon. I will keep yall updated with any progress with that but for now here is a little edit from Chris and I taking laps out at Hydrous. Peace!

I’m embarrassed to say it took this long, but finally after 14 years of wakeboarding in Florida I rode the St. John’s River for the 1st time! The team has grown rapidly in recent months so we decided to get everyone together for some “teamage,” and what better place to escape to than St. Johns. The river is only about an hour away from home here in Orlando and the butter factor is huge regardless of wind-speeds. It curves, turns, and banks it’s way from Central Florida all the way up through Jacksonville and is one of the only north flowing rivers in the US (so they tell us).  Team riders included Jeff House, Oliver Derome, Dylan Miller and myself along with wake brand manager Wade Wagley and the newly acquired marketing mastermind Mr. Gary Huck. We stayed in a town called Astor, FL where (unfortunately) no one cares about the NBA playoffs, but in reality this was the beauty of our escape: No distractions; Just us and the water…and the alligators…and the snakes while I’m at it. We saw two snakes crossing the river and  at least 20 -30 alligators during our day and a half mission, but this was all the more motivation to spot your landings and ride away from EVERYTHING. After all, no one want’s to be bobbing around in a gator tank! Other wildlife spottings included wild striped bass, mating manatee’s and several brown trout floaters…

Scoping for manatee....

Oli from afar!

Silver Glenn Swim Session!

Not only did we ride and shoot, we also taught Gary how to wakeboard for his first time, did some wakesurfing, and cruised up through the Sliver Glenn Springs for an afternoon beverage and a refreshing swim down the throat of mother nature (the spring). There were fish EVERYWHERE, but unfortunately none that were interested in my rod and reel…If you live in FL or visit often the Silver Glenn Springs are a must see, especially if you can hit it in the winter because the water is 72 degrees year round and loaded with manatees.

Foot! Dylan Miller surfing the Left!

Look out for photo’s from the trip by photographer Joey Meddock an upcoming issue of Wake Journal as well as a video by Patrick Wieland on our video page within the next week…Until then here are a few I-phone outtakes from the adventure!

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Canadians Dylan Miller and Oli Derome do their best to stay on the surface of the gator infested St. Johns River.

Team Slingshot at Fise 2011

Posted: June 8, 2011 by Slingshot Sports in Slingshot Wake

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Here are some pic’s of the Slingshot wake team at the 2011 Fise!! Epic set up.

Toeside Off-Axis 3 Instructional

Posted: June 2, 2011 by Slingshot Sports in Slingshot Wake

Yo.  Here’s a video of me explaining how to do a toeside off-axis 3.  Give it a shot.  It’s really fun.


ECWP Rail Event

Posted: April 22, 2011 by Huck in Slingshot Wake
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Post Author: Nate Perry

I took 2nd place at a contest in NC last weekend. It was held at East Coast Wake Park, and was not an easy comp. There were riders like Marc Rossiter, Brian Reeder, and many others. Marc did end up the victor, however he got lucky I slipped up a bit in finals. Also Slingshot’s very own Brian Reeder took 3rd. Everyone ended up staying a few extra days to film for, so that vid should be out soon.

Slingshot signs Zach Schneider to the National Wake Team!

Posted: April 15, 2011 by Slingshot Sports in Slingshot Wake

Photo by Courtney Wilson

Slingshot, FIRST IN FLEX WORLDWIDE, is proud to announce we have signed Zach Schneider to our National Wake Team.

Lucky enough to grow up in the Pacific Northwest, Zach has been able to take advantage of one of the nation’s best mountains, rivers, and a ridiculous amount of skate parks.  He’s been snowboarding on Mt. Hood for ten years, wakeboarding on the Willamette River for eight, and rolling around the state on his skateboard hitting parks like Oregon’s most famous Burnside, under the bridge, all the years between.  At sixteen he landed a job working for Active Water Sports, and since has spent the majority of his summers riding and coaching.  In the spring of 2010 Zach stepped up to the challenge of spending a year in Florida at the Projects, training alongside some of our industries finest rail coaches like Nate Perry, Brian Reeder, Marc Rossiter, and Clay Fletcher.  This year he’s bringing it all home to coach and continue training at Active’s very own private wake park, Koppert Lake.  Hurry up and book a lesson!  We hear his slots are filling fast.

Welcome to the family, Zach!

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